• Short Summary

    A GOAL TWO MINUTES FROM THE FINAL WHISTLE TONIGHT (THURSDAY) GAVE PORTUGAL A TWO-ONE VICTORY OVER THE SOVIET UNION IN THE 'LOSERS' FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP FOOTBALL COMPETITION.

  • Description

    A GOAL TWO MINUTES FROM THE FINAL WHISTLE TONIGHT (THURSDAY) GAVE PORTUGAL A TWO-ONE VICTORY OVER THE SOVIET UNION IN THE 'LOSERS' FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP FOOTBALL COMPETITION.

    THE VICTORY ALSO GAVE PORTUGAL THIRD POSITION IN THE FINAL COMPETITION LADDER.

    THE PORTUGESE, WEARY AFTER THEIR HARD-SEMI-FINAL AGAINST ENGLAND ON TUESDAY, NEVER SEEMED TO PLAY WITH THEIR USUAL RHYTHM, AND FOR LONG PERIODS OF THE GAME WERE STRUGGLING TO HOLD THEIR OWN AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION.

    SEVENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE WATCHED THE MATCH.

    PORTUGAL'S FIRST GOAL CAME AFTER TWELVE MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF WHEN EUSEBIO SCORED OFF A PENALTY. IT WAS HIS NINTH GOAL IN THE WORLD CUP SERIES.

    MALOFEV EQUALISED FOR THE SOVIET UNION TWO MINUTES BEFORE THE INTERNAL.

    THE SOVIET TEAM HAD FIVE CHANGES, AND LACKED THE THIRST OF WINGERS CHISLENKO AND PORKUJAN. CHISLENKO WAS SUSPECTED FOR THREE MATCHES AND PORKUJAN WAS UNFIT. PORTUGAL FIELDED THE SAME SIDE THAT WAS DEFEATED BY ENGLAND.

    THE SOVIET UNION FOR A LOT OF THE GAME HAD THE PROTUGESE ON THE DEFENSIVE, BUT LACKED THE ABILITY TO FINISH MOVEMENTS. THIS GAVE THE PORTUGUESE GOAL KEEPER THE CHANCE TO SAVE WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN GOOD GOALS.

    THE SECOND HALF OF THE MATCH WAS DULL AND UNEVENTFUL UNTIL TORRES SCORED AFTER A BRILLIANT PIECE OF FIELD PLAY WITH JOSE AUGUSTO.

    IT IS THE FIRST TIME PORTUGAL HAS PLAYED IN THE FINAL STAGES OF THE WORLD CUP ROUND. DURING THE COMPETITION PORTUGAL SCORED 17 GOALS.

    THE RESULT WAS ALSO A BOOST FOR THE SOVIET UNION WHICH HAS NEVER PREVIOUSLY GOT BEYOND THE QUARTER FINAL STAGE IN THE WORLD CUP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QSHI3RQBKXD7WIVDLYA2VC6O
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QSHI3RQBKXD7WIVDLYA2VC6O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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